Rob Reiner

by Brobeebob90 on April 15, 2014

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Birth Name: Robert Reiner

Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 6, 1947

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Rob Reiner is an American director, actor, writer, and activist. He is the son of Estelle (Lebost) and famous comedian/writer/actor Carl Reiner. Rob was previously married to director and actress Penny Marshall.

His family is Jewish (from Ukraine, Austria, Romania, Germany, Russia, and Poland). Rob had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony.

Rob’s paternal grandfather was Irving Usher Reiner (the son of Simon Reiner). Irving was a Jewish immigrant, from Vyzhnytsya, Ukraine.

Rob’s paternal grandmother was Bessie Mathias (the daughter of Simon Matthias and Caroline Starr). Bessie was a Romanian Jewish immigrant. Simon was the son of Nathan Matthias.

Rob’s maternal grandparents were Henry Lebost and Minnie. Henry was born in New York, to German Jewish parents. Minnie was a Jewish immigrant from Russia or Poland.

Sources: Genealogies of Rob Reiner –

Rob’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Rob’s mother on the 1920 U.S. Census –
Rob’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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neiltennant August 25, 2015 at 9:24 am

is REINER actually a German or a Jewish surname ?

there was also German actress who won the oscar in 1936 and 1938 with the surname REINER

hmm and I haven’t seen anybody with that name in Germany

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